Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

202 posts / 0 new
Last post
Fermi
Fermi's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-03-03

Hi Dave,

We've now got Romulea sabulosa in bloom as well, but a different clone as the markings are slightly different. I'll try to post a pic when I get to work tomorrow.

Romulea rosea is I think the one that is a huge pest here - entire paddocks are covered in it and it is murder to cut with a hand mower! We also have what looks like the Romulea hirta you posted, though it came labeled as R. cruciata. One of the European species, R. hartungii is also in bloom - not sure if they are compatible but I tried a bit of pollen from R. sabulosa on it!

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

I remember drooling over that Trillium cultivar last season.  So nice to see them again!

I didn't realize you had similar seedlings(?), too.

 

Scrumptious, all of them!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

You do have a fine collection of spring bulbs, Fermi!

Dave, that Trillium is really special ;-)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Thanks all.

Rick here's a better pic i took in Vals garden back in 2011 of Trillium chloro.'Val Mulvihill'. (Warning to Mark --sunglasses suggested --smile).This shows how bright the yellow colour really is.

My pale yellow ,a chance seedling from mixed T.chloro is no competition at all.

At the other end of the scale --T.nivale .

A couple of Primulas .

  

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Thanks for the advance warning Dave, I must say 'Val Mulvihill' is the most fantastic Trillium selection ever, at least in my book.  Does this selection set seed, and if so, do the seedlings vary much?  Just curious as to what further generations might bring to the table.  Thanks for showing that marvelous clump, excellent photo too.

Now, slowly taking my sunglasses off and averting my eyes ;-O  and on to the delicate sweetness of Trillium nivale and cheerful Primula.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

Thanks for the comments Mark and apologies for the delay in replying ,I need to get off Facebook ......

Yes T.chloro 'Val Mulvihill' sets seed however I understand that these don't come true and the colours vary considerably.

 

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Mark McD wrote:

Thanks for the advance warning Dave, I must say 'Val Mulvihill' is the most fantastic Trillium selection ever, at least in my book.  Does this selection set seed, and if so, do the seedlings vary much?  Just curious as to what further generations might bring to the table.  Thanks for showing that marvelous clump, excellent photo too.

Now, slowly taking my sunglasses off and averting my eyes ;-O  and on to the delicate sweetness of Trillium nivale and cheerful Primula.

For some super photos of the lady herself ( - and t00lie) along with some of the fabulous plants Val Mulvihill grows, photographs by Doug Logan- see this SRGC  thread from 2011- boy, are some of those plants breathtaking?!!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Think I am longing for spring! And looking for more Trilliums!!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
Toole's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-07-02

A few Fritillaria sps out at the moment.

F.kotschyana

F.carica pale form

F.latifolia in one of the troughs

F.affinis

First flowering from NARGS seedex 2009 as F.euboeica which should be a bright clear yellow. Anyone have any ideas please.

  

 

 

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Wonderful link Maggi, I lost at least an hour going there.  ;-) , the trillium forms and colors shown are truly outstanding.

Dave, some choice Frit nuggets there, I particularly like latifolia. Not sure what the true identity of the mis-identified F. euboeica is, maybe Ron will know.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Pages

Log in or register to post comments